For as long as I can remember fragrance has been a significant part of my life. I’ve always been drawn to fragrance. Something about being able to smell something I found appealing was incredibly soothing and calming for my anxiety.
In 2017, after having 2 babies and being pregnant with my 3rd, I was suffering from severe postpartum depression and looked into making candles as a way to keep myself busy and distracted. I instantly fell in love with every aspect of candle making! Being able to create something that I knew could help others cope in the same way it helped me was encouraging and gave me a unique purpose.
The more I researched my craft the more I learned about the dark side of candles that not many are aware of. I learned all about the negative health effects of most store bought, mass produced candles and immediately vowed to create a candle that was not only health conscious, environmentally friendly, and cruelty free but that still maintained a great scent throw and could truly provide a unique aromatherapy option.
After I gave birth to my youngest son we discovered he had a heart defect and would eventually need open heart surgery. Even more so I began researching and trying to eliminate harmful, toxic chemicals from our home. I discovered how expensive most natural based products are and saw that there was a need in the market for natural based products that were affordable for the every day, working individual. Realistically most cannot afford to spend $30 on a soy candle when they're living paycheck to paycheck.
Amber & Wood Co. is that gap in the market! We will always ensure that our products are affordable enough that anyone who's interested in reducing toxic chemicals from their lives has the ability to do so.